GraceWorks will begin our seventh year of inner city ministry this year, beginning June 3rd and ending July 19th with our annual celebration dinner. Children ages 10 to 14 are eligible to participate in the seven-week program, which runs from 7:30am – 3pm Monday through Friday. We will continue this summer with hands-on projects developed to teach a new set of skills while reinforcing basic carpentry and soft skills. The projects allow the personal growth of the teens throughout seven weeks of work, worship, play, and adventures.
GraceWorks maintains a safe, educational, and spiritual space where kids can learn life lessons and job skills, discover personal talents, grow in spiritual insight, and explore nature’s beauty. Another important component of the program is the opportunity to observe and practice peaceful conflict resolution strategies. Projects and activities are geared toward reinforcing academic success and steering young minds towards discussing their future opportunities.
The many skills learned in the program allow participants to become transformed from being unskilled and feeling powerless to amazing themselves and the community with the projects they have completed, the adventures and fears they have conquered and the spiritual growth they have obtained each summer. Unlike most summer programs, each inner-city youth is accepted into the program at no cost to them or their family for the duration of the seven weeks. All clothing, tools, resources, food, transportation, event and adventure fees are supplied by GraceWorks. The scope of the program encompasses each youth’s world for the majority of their summer.
Applications for Youth & Volunteers
Please share and invite youth (and volunteers!) to apply.
- Graceworks Child Registration 2019 (Open to youth ages 10-14)
- GraceWorks Staff Application 2019 (Volunteer to work with the children)
- SafeGuarding God’s Children (Paperwork for required background check)